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Joseph "Joe" Berry

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Joseph "Joe" Berry's Obituary

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        1700 Barrington Road
        Midland City, AL 36350
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      • Sunset Memorial Park

      • 1700 Barrington Road
        Midland City, AL 36350

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Joseph “Joe” Berry, a resident of Dothan, Alabama passed away on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at his residence.  He was 87.


Services will be held on Friday, December 8, 2017 at 1 pm in Sunset Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Chuck Spivey officiating.  Family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5-7 pm on Thursday, December 7, 2017.  Flowers will be accepted, or donations may be made to St. Jude’s Research Hospital.


Joe was born in Houston County, Alabama on December 6, 1929 and lived in the Kinsey and Dothan area his whole life.  He was employed with Ansell as a mechanic for over 20 years until his retirement in 1994.  Mr. Berry enjoyed playing bluegrass music with a special friend, Wayne Taylor, of Elba, Alabama.  In 1984, he played at the World Fair in New Orleans with his longtime friend, Doug Booth and at the Columbus Museum in Columbus, GA.  Following his retirement, Joe loved to farm, and his pastime was restoring his classic John Deere tractor.  Joe was a kid at heart, he loved camping, fishing, riding his motorcycle on Sunday afternoons and spending time with his family.  If Joe Berry was your friend, you knew you had a friend you could count on; to know Joe was to love Joe.


Mr. Berry was preceded in death by his parents, Thelbert and Stella Berry; his daughter, Nancy Berry Martin; his grandson, Cade Monk; a brother, Wayne Berry; a sister and brother-in-law, Ann and Richard Crowell; and a brothers-in-law, Lee Kirkland and Doc Shumack.


Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Jewell Berry; children, Don (Lynda) Berry, Wendell Berry, Gail (Jeff) Monk and Sandy (James) Roney; grandchildren, Joseph Berry, Jessica Johnson and Jared Monk; great grandson, Bryson Johnson; and his brothers and sisters, Lawson (Nita) Berry, Sybil Shumack and Glenda Kirkland.


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Lynn Wright

Dave and I are so very sorry for your loss. I know you will all miss him. Who could ever forget him?

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Meritta Hughes

I am so sorry for your loss.My prayers are with the family. God bless you all.

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Thomas E Johnson

To all the family I worked with Don for a long time out at the county and threw Don I met Mr Joe berry one of the kindness and nieces man I have met this world needs more people like Mr Joe berry God bless each of you all and give you comfort in knowing Mr Joe is in heaven looking down on us all

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Marlena Cooksey

Our thoughts and prayers go out to all family and friends. RIP Mr. JOE!

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Sherline Cook Hudson

Hugs and prayers go out to the family of Mr Joe Berry. I grew up in Dothan (Green Acres subdivision) and had the pleasure of knowing this family. Always sweet and down to earth.

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